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# Whistleblowers

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A young female Garda was sexually harassed at Bailieboro - but a Superintendent 'refused' to deal with it
The Guerin Report found that Gardaí had taken “all appropriate steps” to deal with the case.
Explainer: What is the Guerin report and why was it needed?
It’s already brought down a Minister for Justice before it was even published, but what is the Guerin Report about?
"It’s very easy to have an establishment view." Minister wants open competition for top Garda job
Frances Fitzgerald also says she will “take lessons” from the criticisms of her predecessor Alan Shatter.
Guerin report which cost Shatter job is revealed
The report recommends: The entire bail process, nine Garda investigations and the whole management of whistleblower complaints should be thoroughly probed in upcoming inquiry.
Alan Shatter has resigned as Justice, Equality and Defence Minister
The Taoiseach made the announcement to the Dáil this afternoon.
'Dear Enda....' Here is Alan Shatter's resignation letter
Shatter told the Taoiseach he’s leaving to help avoid controversy for the Government.
Gardaí will be covered by whistleblower legislation
The move will also see the abolition of the current confidential recipient system.
Garda whistleblower: Alan Shatter's behaviour has been deplorable
In an interview on The Late Late Show, John Wilson questioned why fellow whistleblower Maurice McCabe’s access to the PULSE system is now being reviewed.
'What happened here is very clear': Fine Gael backbenchers got an interesting Gardagate FAQ
An email was sent to Fine Gael TDs, Senators and MEPs last week dealing with questions about the ongoing controversy surrounding the Minister for Justice and the gardaí.
Whistleblowers have been vital in undercovering secrets in Ireland, says Observer editor
John Mulholland, the Dublin-born editor of the Observer, said that the Edward Snowden story had opened people’s eyes to issues around journalistic security.
Leo Varadkar is 'concerned' that the gardaí allegedly wanted to destroy tapes
The Minister for Transport also says that the opposition have “got it all wrong” by focusing on Shatter and not the gardaí.
Column: Pride, arrogance and the impotence of political leadership in GardaGate
This is the arrogant nature of permanent government. It gets too used to running the show and always being right, writes Aaron McKenna.
Shatter officials deny telling Callinan that he could not withdraw ‘disgusting’ remark
The Department of Justice has responded to claims that ex-Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan’s withdrawal of the infamous ‘disgusting’ remark was delayed on the advice of Alan Shatter’s officials.
GardaGate: Here’s everything we learned today, what it means and the questions that remain
Here are the dozen things you need to know about the extraordinary events of the past few hours…
WATCH: Alan Shatter apologises to the garda whistleblowers
Sorry…not the hardest word, it seems.
The Gardaí ‘did not do enough’ to engage with whistleblowers: Enda Kenny
During leaders’ questions, Micheál Martin accused Kenny of ‘sacking’ Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.
Timeline: The eight weeks that led to Martin Callinan’s resignation
The Garda Commissioner was widely criticised for labelling the actions of whistleblowers “disgusting”.
IN FULL: Martin Callinan's statement on his 'decision to retire'
“In the best interests of An Garda Síochána and my family, I have decided to retire.”
Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has resigned
Martin Callinan said his decision is in the best interest of his family and the force.
Whistleblowers, alcohol-related public order offences and trade secrets
Everything happening in Leinster House today.
Callinan the name on everyone's lips as Cabinet meets
Martin Callinan is under fire for a remark he made about Garda whistleblowers.
VIDEO: Taoiseach declines to answer questions on Callinan controversy
Journalists had to make do with a brief walk and talk with Enda Kenny in Dublin today.
Whistleblowers 'gagged' under new GP contract, claims IMO
The Irish Medical Organisation said that the Minister for Health is being hypocritical by saying he is in favour of whistleblowers.
Tánaiste: Shatter should ‘clear up’ claims whistleblowers did not cooperate
Meanwhile, a garda spokesperson has said there are “no plans” for Commissioner Martin Callinan to issue a statement on the controversy surrounding his reference to the whistleblowers’ actions as disgusting.
Micheál Martin thinks Alan Shatter seems to have a huge problem saying: 'I got it wrong'
The Fianna Fáil leader has said that the Taoiseach is trying to shut down the controversy surrounding remarks made by the Garda Commissioner about two whistleblowers.
The Tánaiste thinks the Garda Commissioner should withdraw ‘disgusting’ remark
Several government ministers have now called on the Garda Commissioner to withdraw his remarks that the actions of two garda whistleblowers were disgusting.
Central Bank sets up hotline for bank whistleblowers
Officials have promised concerned bankers more firepower and protection when reporting improper practice.
Garda voices on the whistleblower controversy: 'Morale in the force is in the toilet'
We asked members of the gardaí what impact the whistleblower controversy has had on the force.
From 'Mighty Mouse' to 'Church Mouse': Dara Calleary on Enda Kenny's week
The Fianna Fáil TD said the Taoiseach’s ‘army of spin doctors’ played up Frank Flannery’s resignation but stayed silent on Alan Shatter.
Garda whistleblower says Shatter lives in 'an imaginary world'
John Wilson said that he believes the majority of Irish people do not support the Justice Minister.
Callinan says he didn't call whistleblowers "disgusting"
The Garda Commissioner said that he was actually referring to the manner in which sensitive data appeared in the public domain.
There's a new garda confidential recipient... but not for long
Retired judge Pat McMahon will vacate the office once it is abolished in the coming weeks.
'Do the honourable thing': Shatter told to apologise to Maurice McCabe
Micheál Martin said today’s Garda Inspectorate report into penalty points ‘vindicated’ whistleblowers.
Wallace: 'I've heard so many people cry now, it really is heartbreaking stuff'
Since this week’s publicity surrounding the gardaí, Mick Wallace said more people have come to him with information.
'Gardaí who want to come forward must be protected'
Frank McBrearty Jnr says that gardaí have not implemented the reforms suggested in the 2008 Morris Report.
Poll: Has your trust in An Garda Síochána been affected by recent events?
An Garda Síochána has been all over the news recently, has it affected how you feel about them?
Minister Alex White wants Shatter to correct Dáil comments on whistleblower
The cooperation of garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe was questioned by the Minister.
'Can I suggest you relieve Minister Shatter of his duties?' Mary Lou McDonald's advice to Enda Kenny this afternoon
The Justice Minister was strongly criticised by both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin today.
TD claims that evidence from garda whistleblower was 'debunked'
The PAC says it will not give Sergeant Maurice McCabe a copy of his evidence, as he requested.
'Good employers have nothing to fear from whistleblowers legislation'
Brendan Howlin says the Protected Disclosures Bill is about a ‘change in culture’.